According to the justice of the Wild West, thieves must be punished. But when the sheriff’s horse breaks, and there is no-one to oversee justice, it’s hard to forecast if justice stays justice. We all know how the Spaghetti Western storyline goes; the wanted criminal, whorehouses and saloon gunfights. But[…]
Better the End opens with Qohelet, the author of Ecclesiastes as he reads from his ancient text, a text long considered dangerous for its pessimistic understanding of human endeavors. Yet the text feels at home in the setting of a modern city as we are confronted by two women whose[…]
Sarah and Lizzie live for their summers at Blackhawk Farm. This summer, Lizzie will be a counselor, while Sarah is a C.I.T.; this creates some tension. Everything changes when Sarah is told a secret that will change Lizzie’s life forever. Starring Emily Vere Nicoll, Laura Kiser and Renée Bang Allen
‘Lucky’ is looking for happiness. This animated short is questioning our search as well as its aim: What does luck mean for the individual? Is failure the only possibility? The film focusses on the pursuit of happiness. Failure and desire play a part, and the sweet smell of childhood lingers[…]
Deep in the Ozark Mountains of Arkansas a young woman decides to call down evil.
Hell hath no fury like a woman on the rag. And in the Wild West, what greater fear is there? Josephine rides on her horse seeking aid for her “sick” sister Etta Jane, but the town of Tombstone has been abandoned under the looming threat of the nefarious outlaw pair,[…]
This is a true story. A run away boy discovers the dark underworld of the horse racing, fighting in the arenas of stable boxing and starving his body to its limits in the fight to become a champion jockey. The Sprint King is a brutally honest short that exposes[…]
A stablehand gets involved in an illegal scheme and the consequences may be more than he bargained for. Inspired by the true accounts of equine insurance fraud in the 1990’s, this film takes an intimate look at the difference between greed and desperation.
DEVIL’S HORSE is a dark dramatic comedy about Brad. Newly single, Brad finds himself back in his Louisiana hometown. The alienation from his roots and his clumsy attempt to cling to the past come to a head when, on a sweltering afternoon drive, Brad literally runs into a Louisiana myth[…]
Forever Light is a horror film with Hitchcockian suspense. A women is woken up in the middle of the night by the disturbing sounds of her horse neighing. The desperate animal cries coming from the barn compel her to investigate. facebook.com/darktalestv twitter.com/DarkTalesTV